There never was terrorism
per se. There was retaliation for the unconscionable
interfering in the internal affairs of other nations and other
people's lives. 911 was a terrorist act--an act of defiance
and retribution for crimes committed primarily by the United
States and to some extent Israel--a consequence of there being
no alternative legitimate institution available for seeking
justice. The so-called terrorists took the law into
their own hands, given that there was no other law available.
few Americans, capitalizing on the ignorance of most
Americans, used lies and deceit to wage a war of
aggression in pursuit of a nefarious end.
invasion of Iraq was not part of a war on terrorism; was not a
defensive measure to protect the US against possible
aggression; was not an attempt to bring democracy to the
people of the middle east; it was what it was: an
act of aggression perpetrated to secure oil; to take it out of
the hands of one illegitimate regime, and place it into the
hands of another...the United States.
US has succeeded in taking control of Iraqi oil fields and has
arranged for most of the profits that will result to accrue to
Western owned oil companies and Western society.
the war in Iraq was about can be summed up in just those few
you consider all the sentences that have been spoken and
written about this misadventure, it all seems so childish and
silly. It takes a lot of words, a lot of
blood, a lot of pain and a lot of sorrow to steal a lot of
oil. Not only that but we are left with the
residue--a lot more interest to pay: while
there wasn't a problem with terrorism before, there will be
The people who had their lives and their oil stolen from them
have won the sympathy of those who, out of their own sense of
justice, decency, and ignorance, will try to exact retribution
on those who perpetrated these indecent acts. The
cost of stealing this oil and these lives will be great.
course the people who will pay this price will not be the ones
who should pay--those who planned this skullduggery and will
benefit most from it. Those hundreds of
thousands of souls who have already paid dearly did not
deserve the pain they suffered.
only will there be pain and death as a consequence of this
thievery, but when you consider all the lies and self
deception that must be maintained so that people can avoid the
painful act of looking at the truth and taking responsibility
for it, there will be a pall over our society that will last
for a very long time
Lies will be used to misinform and misdirect hundreds of
millions of people, mostly children. And
every lie each person lives with will diminish their lives...
for the right to know the truth will have been stolen from
them and it will leave them ignorant and even stupid, which is
an unearned punishment for crimes committed by others--the
liars, cowards, and cheats.
on terrorism? There is no war on terrorism.
There is only terrorism. Ours first
and now theirs. How much will a gallon of
gasoline cost? The price at the pump is a
mere fraction of what we all will pay. Perhaps
the highest price we will pay will be in the form of our own
stupidity, our ignorance, our immaturity, and the persistence
of myth in our lives... the separation of self from reality...
the persistence of unenlightenment and all the sorrow that
Mark A. Goldman
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